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light to drill for oil. >> the u.n. says the long drawn out battle between government troops and rebels in the democratic republic of congo is drawing to a close. congolese soldiers are launching an assault to retake the last town held by armed fighters known as the m23 rebels. a bit of background. the m23 are a group of tute si fighters who defected from the government. the conflicts forced 800,000 people to flee their homes. the push by the congolese troops has been largely successful because they are backed by a u.n. prevention brigade sent to crush the rebels. the m23 fighters abandoned their military positions in the east and are confined to a small down close to the ugandan border called rumanagabo. >> they have been fighting hard for days. they are getting ready to fight again. they are congolese government troops and have taken a string of towns back from the m23 rebels. the fighters hold a town on the ugandan border, a few kilometres from here. the congolese tanks are getting ready for what the army says is a final push against the m23 rebels. the morale is high. they've had se
targeted for several high profile hacking attempts in the united states. >>> u.n. inspectors missed an important deadline in dismantling syria's quepts program, they were unable to reach two of the 23 locations because of security reasons. they are currently destroying equipment used to manufacture the weapons. the inspectors didn't say exactly the if syrian rebels or the government were responsible, just that they are still negotiating access. the syrian government has agreed to destroy or remove its entire stockpile by 2014. the first report contains new details about the extent of the country's chemical weapons program based on information the syrian government provided to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. syria says it has 24 facilities at 23 locations around the country. 2.3 million pounds, 230 unfilled chemical bombs in stork storming. syria has agreed to remove all of this by mid 2014, william butler is a former weapons inspector in iraq. ambassador good to see you. >> good to see you john. >> you've read this report, what stands out to you? >> what st
, by not takingun of the non-permanent seat did on the u.n. security council. and, two, by deciding to not take part in certain diplomatic and military operations with the u.s. where these things would normally happen otherwise. so this is a chance for saudis to express concerns to kerry, not just about syria but also about iran. the saudis are very concerned about the iranians trying to assume a greater role in regional politics, and it doesn't want to be pushed out. so kerry has to go with listening to these concerns, trying to placate the saudis as best he can. >>> in syria, government forces tried to quell much government controlled areas. assad's regime has tried to secure that area from months. video shows thick smoke. al jazeera cannot verify these videos. more than 100,000 people have been killed since that war began two and a half years ago. >>> meanwhile, another area of syria, a giant bronze statue of jesus has managed to end the violence, albeit briefly. government forces and reynolds stopped fighting for three days so the 40 foot statute could be erected. a london based foundation has b
beat people and arrest people and make them disappear. >> the world's largest u.n. peace-keeping forces in democratic republic of congo have been helping the government fight m23. the u.n. hasn't managed to stop atrocities in the 14 years since it's been here. they'll find out what happened. >> we know that bodies have been found in that area. the area has been controlled by m23 for one year, and has been taken by the army a few days ago. we are quickly forming a team which is going to vet. from the results we'll tell you what was discovered. >> the government says it's investigating too. war crimes are common in congo's conflict. the full story may never be uncovered. >> a stampede in eastern nigeria left 17 people dead and dozens injured. it happened after an overnight church vigil. it's not known what caused the stampede. the state governor said an inquiry will investigate what happened. >> french ministers are holding a meeting in response to the murder of two french journalists killings mali's government has condemned the killings. >> in northern yemen more heavy fighting is being
from the u.n. general assembly calling for right to privacy on the internet. a draft could be circulated later this week. i talked to al jazeera's national security advisory faisa patel. >> there is embarrassment right now, the socialist government is way, way down in the polls. so the notion that the french government has no control over its destiny that it can't protect itself even against american spying doesn't play well with the elect ral rat. >> faisa do they have a right to be outraged? >> i think so. you have to put this in the context of, parting of ways between europe and the united states, the drone issue being another one just last week, in the u.n. general assembly, there was a big debate about drones and there you had many european countries joining with third world countries to express concern about drones. i think there's also this general sense that maybe the americans have just gone too far in their quest for security and i think that's also part of the equation here. >> but when it comes to the spying how does that rank on the evils of the united states?
.k. and northern europe. >> mission diplomacy, the u.n. envoy arrives in damascus. about to urge everyone to peace talks. >>> find out why demonstrators in turk yi turkey are so angry. >>> welcome to the show. the white house says it's reviewing the way it gathers intelligence. it's considering putting additional constraints on its agencies, the announcement follows pressure from spain, france and germany after reports the u.s. spied on millions of their citizens. we can go straight now to washington, d.c, how seriously should we be thaig these comments from the -- taking these colts from the white house? >> as often is the case in the u.s., the min main issue is the bugging of world leaders, not the rest of us in the world. they pretty much take on as read that the u.s. can do whatever it wants. there are constitutional protections for international citizens, only for u.s. dissention, although of course there are problems with that. jay carney the white house press secretary says as far as angela merkel, the white house didn't know about angela merkel's bugging until this summer and he put a stop
people and make them disappear. >> reporter: the world's largest u.n. peace keeping forces in congo is helping them fight m-23 and we can't stop it in the 14 years it has been here but say they will find out what happened. >> translator: we all know that bodies have been found in that area. the area has been controlled by m-23 for about one year and that it has been taken by the army just a few days ago. on the u.n. side we quickly form a team which is going to investigate and from the results we are going to tell you what has been discovered. >> reporter: they are investigating two but war crimes are common in the conflicts and the full story may never be uncovered, webb in the district of congo. >> reporter: these interest numbers of congo and huge a population of under 68 million people. life expectancy is low. the average life span is only 48 years. it's also a poor country. 87.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. the bodies of two french journalists killed in mali have been repatriated and they were obducted and murdered in saturday in northern mali and bodies
cases 12 many are now being investigated. most of those people being tested are babies. last week the u.n. launch add campaign to immunize nearly 2.5 million children against polio and other diseases. with thousands of refugees fleeing every day, they are also stepping up imization efforts in six neighboring countries. a top syrian official was fired today, reports claim that he was let go after meeting with american officials over the weekend in geneva. syria saying the deputy prime minister was let go because he failed to do his job. russia, beginning the symbolic count down today to welcome the world to the 2014 winter olympics. it is now just 100 days until the games kick off in seven hi. david is there where preparations are now in full swing. i think the best way to describe the mood here, is one of high anxiety. top of the list of the worries must be security. there's been a ten year rebellion in the republic in the south by the caspian sea. now they managed to get a bond through in the south of russia. now it is a lot further away from where that fighting is going on. we are prett
%. the world food program and the u.n.s food anding ary cultural says a third of rural households are hungry, with nearly 10 million more at risk, the recent warms first appeared in 2009, but a political and economic crisis that's gripped the country since a coupe that year, left officials helpless too. >> all the conditions were ripe for locusts to warm. and at the same time, our political, social, and economic crisis saw the fight against locusts was too slow. they detective have any money storks the locusts grew out of control. >> 2 million hectares of land will be sprayed but madagascar still needs to raise a quarter of the money needed for the three year plan. >> this is the best time of year, because the insects are on the ground reproducing and laying eggs. >> the reduced harvest means staple foods are more expensive, so there's more demand at feeding programs like this. wfb feeds nearly a quarter of a million children a day. it could be their only decent meal. a brief reprieve from a life made harder by factors out of their control. natural, and man made. tony page, al jazeera, madag
. >>> in saudi arabia, trying to patch up damaged relationship. >>> and n.a.t.o. supply root face disruption in pakistan in threat of retaliation of u.s. drone strike. i'm in london with the top stories from europe. including the picasso and the thief. now some of the masterpieces looted by the nazi are discovered in a flat in munich. from this to this. the british police hunt for a suspect who escaped disguised in a burka. >>> the trial of egypt's deposed president mohammed morsi has been adjourned in january. he and other muslim brotherhood leaders arrived to face charges. but it was chaos from the beginning. the start of the trial was delayed, resumed, and adjourned all with mohammed morsi refusing to recognize the court's legitimately. in the rally outside of the trial several people have about arrested, and there have been protests outside of cairo's supreme constitutional court and high court. and here is dominick cane now with how monday's events unfolded. >> supporters of deposed president mohammed morsi outside of the police academy where the former leader is on trial. they say he w
are gathering outside of the embassy in tehran for death to america rally. n. protesters ] >> 34 years ago today iranian students overran the embassy taking workers hostage. this year's demonstration comes as president rouhani has been making overtures with the u.s. government. now more with al jazeera. >> reporter: thousands of iranians have come out to sport support, and remember the hostage taking and the takeover of the u.s. embassy here in tehran, a very large compound. the crowds stressed all the way past the embassy and probably thousands of people here. now, the sentiments are one of defiance. the people here still see the united states as the great satan, and they do not support the normalization of relations with america. now, it comes amidst of positive diplomatic atmosphere, of course, that phone call between president barack obama and the iranian president rouhani. and now most iranians support normalization relations with the united states, the people here, the thousands of iranians here are still 100% opposed to the united states. >> in the united states the republican party is fi
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